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Farmers must kill 4.2 million chickens after bird flu hits Iowa egg farm

May. 28, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm, the state announced Tuesday. Crews are in the process of killing 4.2 million chickens after the disease was found at...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

May. 27, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. May 26, 2024. Editorial: A salute to all who make honor flights possible Nearly 200 local military veterans got the trip of a lifetime last week in one of the coolest traditions to ever honor any and all who wore the uniform. ...

What you can do to try to stay safe when a tornado hits, and also well beforehand

May. 25, 2024 10:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Record warmth this winter fueled a deadly tornado outbreak across parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Arkansas in March. Then tornadoes killed multiple people and injured at least 35 others in Iowa. Recent twisters have even struck in places unaccustomed to them, such as one near...

More severe weather moves through Midwest as Iowa residents clean up tornado damage

May. 24, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Several tornadoes were reported in Iowa and Illinois as storms downed power lines and trees on Friday, just days after a deadly twister devastated one small town. The large storm system began overnight in Nebraska before traveling across central Iowa and...

Mississippi man accused of destroying statue of pagan idol at Iowa state Capitol takes plea deal

May. 24, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of destroying a statue of a pagan idol at Iowa’s state Capitol pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in return for prosecutors dropping a felony hate crime count. Michael Cassidy, a former congressional and legislative...

More bad weather could hit Iowa, where 3 powerful tornadoes caused millions in damage

May. 23, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — For block after block through the small city of Greenfield, Iowa, the destructive power of a tornado that ripped apart more than 100 homes in just one minute is evident in the muddy, shattered mess left behind. All along the mile-long swath Thursday was the...

Gov. Kim Reynolds praises FEMA, seeks tornado disaster declaration after 202 homes destroyed

May. 23, 2024 13:36 PM EDT
GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds praises FEMA, seeks tornado disaster declaration after 202 homes destroyed.

National Weather Service says 3 separate powerful tornados carved long paths across Iowa

May. 23, 2024 13:14 PM EDT
GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — National Weather Service says 3 separate powerful tornados carved long paths across Iowa.

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

May. 22, 2024 22:42 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa, with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Tuesday's tornadoes killed...

Wind towers crumpled after Iowa wind farm suffers rare direct hit from powerful twister

May. 22, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A wind farm in southwest Iowa suffered a direct hit from a powerful tornado that crumpled five of the massive, power-producing towers, including one that burst into flames. But experts say fortunately such incidents are rare. Video of the direct hit on the wind...